Assassin’s Creed: The Golden City is an unforgettable adventure game from Ubisoft’s AC franchise.
Ubisoft are providing us with tons of Assassin’s Creed content this year – we welcome it with open arms.
As we draw nearer to Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s release date, its atmosphere becomes ever more realistic with each passing week. Set in ninth century Baghdad with Basim of Valhalla as protagonist, AC Mirage promises a return to AC’s core stealth formula; and features what may well be its smallest AC map ever since its initial release in 2013. Elsewhere Ubisoft recently issued an open call for playtesters of both Codename Jade and Nexus (featuring Ezio Auditore as protagonist), plus I hope rumors of Black Flag remake are confirmed before making this jump back in 2018. Meanwhile Assassins Creed: The Golden City stands as another fantastic novel dedicated solely dedicated to AC: Nexus.
The Golden City was released this May and should be read if you love AC as much as reading. As much fun is had from getting lost in games or books alike. Mirage features Basim who appears in both novels; Valhalla serves as its sequel while The Golden City serves as its prequel – both novellas featuring Basim teaming up with mentor Hytham to stop an Emperor murdering their son; both threats pose threats themselves but Hytham may question if Basim can remain loyal or not!
Fans have clearly been delighted by this book! Reddit user LegacyOfTheJedi noted, in their review: “[This novel does a lot to] elevate [Hytham and Basim], specifically Hytham, while telling a compelling Assassin’s Creed style tale.” They later continued: “[T]his book has great pacing, some decent twists and turns, solid action sequences, some wonderful emotion sequences, as well as satisfying end.” You can expect parkouring scenes assassinations missions as well as tailing missions (that may include tailing missions).
Fellow user immersivegs noted, “Basim and Hytham’s dynamic in The Golden City was truly excellent.” If spoilers are an issue for you, LegacyOfTheJedi claims reading the novel beforehand elevates Valhalla itself; therefore it could serve as an effective distraction until Mirage arrives!